Elina Medical Weight Loss Clinic FAQ:
The questions our patients ask us most frequently!
Q: How much do you charge?
A: All patients are assessed, managed and monitored by an obesity clinician. The initial 30min appointment is bulk billed. Ongoing consultations fees are determined by the frequency and duration of reviews. The average monthly fees range from $100-$160 per month out of pocket.
Some patients would benefit from the advice and involvement of a dietitian, psychologist or physio. A private insurance or Medicare rebate may apply for eligible patients
There is no sign on fee or lump sum fee. You are welcome to discontinue at any time if you feel the program is not right for you.
Q: Can I claim through Medicare?
A: Our experienced doctors are registered for Medicare and a rebate is claimable for the consultations. This can be directly claimed at the clinic and can be paid back to your account on the day. We use Tyro automated Medicare claims for your convenience.
Q: Do you look after children, pregnant women or the older adult?
A: We do not look after children. We can help all overweight patients from the age of 18 and above. Our programs are not suitable for pregnant women but can assist you if you have weight related fertility issues or have PCOD.
Q: Do I need a referral from my GP.
A: No, but we will, with your consent, write to your GP explaining the program and provide ongoing updates as to your progress.
Although all our doctors are also experienced GP’s of many years, they will refer you back to your GP for any unrelated medical issues as continuity of care is an important part of your health care and your GP will remain your primary doctor.
Q: Can you advise me about Bariatric Surgery?
A: Yes, we can provide independent information about the surgical options, as well as referral and follow up care.
Q: How long does your program last?
A: It depends on your weight targets. We generally see weight loss rates of around 4-5kg per month in our medically supervised weight loss programs.